Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 242 177
Rank change year-on-year +24 -65 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 53 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.65% 0.58% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 4.10% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 62
Central London median daily rate £395 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +14.00% +1.69%
10th Percentile £169 £221 £105
90th Percentile £555 £656 £571
London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Central London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
London median hourly rate £34.51 £19.50 £13.76
% change year-on-year +76.97% +41.77% -9.80%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,172 1,293 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.87% 14.17% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 929 763
Central London median daily rate £510 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.65% +1.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £688 £644
London median daily rate £513 £500 £471
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.10% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 56 21
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.26% +5.23% -18.41%
10th Percentile £12.05 £14.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.20 £51.00 £25.04
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £24.68
% change year-on-year +64.71% -13.90% +24.96%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 41 £440 -7.37% 14
City of Westminster - 4 - -
West End of London +8 3 £315 -3.08%
Camden - 1 £300 -
Southwark - 1 £395 -
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
2 39 (70.91%) Windows
3 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
4 31 (56.36%) MCSE
5 26 (47.27%) VMware
6 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (32.73%) Office 365
7 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
7 18 (32.73%) Finance
7 18 (32.73%) ITIL
8 17 (30.91%) MCSA
8 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
9 14 (25.45%) DNS
9 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
9 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
10 13 (23.64%) SCCM
11 12 (21.82%) Hyper-V
11 12 (21.82%) DHCP
12 11 (20.00%) Citrix
12 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (18.18%) Linux
14 9 (16.36%) WAN
14 9 (16.36%) MCP
14 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (16.36%) Windows 10
15 8 (14.55%) SQL
15 8 (14.55%) LAN
15 8 (14.55%) SLA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.64%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (32.73%) Office 365
3 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (14.55%) PaaS
4 5 (9.09%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.82%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.82%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.82%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
2 14 (25.45%) DNS
3 12 (21.82%) DHCP
4 9 (16.36%) WAN
5 8 (14.55%) LAN
5 8 (14.55%) SAN
6 5 (9.09%) VPN
7 4 (7.27%) HTTP
7 4 (7.27%) Internet
7 4 (7.27%) Skype
7 4 (7.27%) Wireless
8 3 (5.45%) Firewall
8 3 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.64%) NAS
9 2 (3.64%) Network Security
10 1 (1.82%) MPLS
10 1 (1.82%) OSPF
10 1 (1.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.82%) Power BI
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (5.45%) TeamCity
1 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Hudson
2 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Desktop Support
2 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Administrator
3 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Replication
2 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (7.27%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (70.91%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
2 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.36%) Windows 10
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (10.91%) SDLC
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (9.09%) Task Automation
6 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) ITSM
6 4 (7.27%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (7.27%) Statistics
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security Management
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Security Management
7 3 (5.45%) Server Building
7 3 (5.45%) Storage Management
7 3 (5.45%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) VBScript
4 4 (7.27%) VB
5 3 (5.45%) C
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (56.36%) MCSE
2 17 (30.91%) MCSA
3 9 (16.36%) MCP
4 8 (14.55%) Degree
5 7 (12.73%) A+ Certification
5 7 (12.73%) MCDST
6 4 (7.27%) AWS Certification
6 4 (7.27%) CCA
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.45%) CCEA
7 3 (5.45%) MCITP
7 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.45%) VCP5
8 2 (3.64%) ACDT
8 2 (3.64%) ACHDS
8 2 (3.64%) ACTC
8 2 (3.64%) MCTS
8 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) PMO
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) Hyper-V
3 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.27%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (7.27%) XenApp
6 3 (5.45%) Docker
6 3 (5.45%) vSphere
7 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (1.82%) IAG
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.82%) NFS
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.82%) vCloud
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Perfmon
2 4 (7.27%) WMI
3 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.45%) Terraform
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.82%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
2 26 (47.27%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix
4 8 (14.55%) Cisco
5 6 (10.91%) Splunk
6 4 (7.27%) Meraki
7 3 (5.45%) Apple
7 3 (5.45%) Dell
7 3 (5.45%) EMC
7 3 (5.45%) Hitachi
7 3 (5.45%) HP
7 3 (5.45%) IBM
7 3 (5.45%) Ivanti
7 3 (5.45%) McAfee
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.64%) Polycom
8 2 (3.64%) Rackspace